This actually isn’t funny……
The two conservative Democratic Senator’s will decide the final points on this….
Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Thursday morning announced that the Senate, House and White House have reached a deal on a “framework” to pay for the massive human infrastructure spending package they hope to pass this fall under budget reconciliation.
“The White House, the House and the Senate have reached an agreement on a framework that will pay for any final negotiated agreement. So the revenue side of this, we have an agreement on,” Schumer announced at a joint press conference with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen.
Schumer briefed reporters on the details of the agreement after the press conference….
That menu of tax proposals will be used as the template for negotiations with moderates such Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) on the reconciliation package and how to pay for it….
House Speaker Pelosi say she will to wait for the Senate for Biden’s legislation…..
Both Manchin and Sinema say they won’t support a $3.5 trillion package but haven’t publicly said how much they’re willing to spend.
Pelosi has no intention of replaying what happened in 2009, when Democrats last controlled Congress and the White House and moderate House Democrats took an extremely tough vote on sweeping climate change legislation only for the bill to never come to the Senate floor.
Centrists Democrats paid the price the following year when Republicans picked up 63 seats in the 2010 midterm elections — and control of the House.
Pelosi wants to make sure the Senate and House are on the same page this time before scheduling another tough vote that could help determine next year’s midterm results.
“Everybody’s focus here is to try and get a White House-Senate-House agreement. That is what all the energy is going into,” said a senior Democratic aide. “What we are trying to do is pre-conference a bill so that something that comes to the floor is the pre-conferenced agreement.”
Without a deal in sight, there’s no way the House will be ready to vote on the reconciliation package in time to move it next week along with the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package that passed the Senate on Aug. 10….